For those of you who might be wondering what on earth I'm on about (and not for the first time) I am, of course, referring to the very talented Miss Daisy Jones who is hosting a tip top sewalong for a 'simple' skirt. Now let me just clarify - 'tis not I who have coined the phrase 'simple' here.No in my case it's more of a tip top skirt for a simple person. Hmm.
(I've just been distracted by a duck sitting on the roof right outside the window - maybe he too would like to join in - no?)
Anyhow, if you're still there, I thought you might like to see the fabric I've selected. Please bear in mind that in true 'me' fashion I have waited until the time in the evening where it is impossible to get a good picture - the colours aren't quite as lurid as they might seem.
Contender number one
Yes you are correct in thinking that this is an old curtain. I love the colours and the loose weave but I'm currently using it for bag making.
Contender number two
Another curtain. This time with more of a glazed finish but I think more suited to a dress I've got in mind. (Hahahahahahahahahahaha - oh yes it's amazing the dreams we can dream!)
So the final contender, and to be honest the one I've plumped for, is this one.
A very fine needlecord which is far prettier in real life than this picture shows. It was a roll end from a charity shop and cost the grand total of £2.49. I've been waiting for the right thing to do with it so hopefully fate has called and I will soon be parading around proudly in it.
So that's my choice.
Do I have a zip? No.
Do I have the pattern yet? Errr - no! (but hopefully popping onto the doormat any day now)
But do I have the enthusiasm? Heck yes!!
This is going to be good fun. If you haven't joined up yet pop over to see Daisy or use the button in my sidebar.
Simple - that's my kind of sewing!
Off to watch 'The Great British Sewing Bee' now for my weekly fix.